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Patricia Ann Heldt

April 9, 2022

Obituary

Patricia Ann Heldt, age 86, a resident of Chassell, Michigan passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She was born in Chicago, Illinois to George R and Helen V Metzdorf.

After graduating from DePauw University, Pat married her husband Lloyd A. Heldt and attended Indiana University where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Library Science.   She was employed at the Philadelphia Free Library before moving to Houghton, Michigan in 1961. She then worked at the Michigan Tech library prior to starting a family.  She served many years as a volunteer librarian for the Houghton Elementary School Library where she carefully curated the collection. 

Her family moved frequently over her childhood years, and she valued being a resident of the Copper Country for decades.  Pat enjoyed a wide range of interests and hobbies ranging from musical theatre to college sports and numerous crafts including quilting, jewelry and needle work.   She was passionate about literature and reading and would rarely leave a bookstore or library without multiple books in hand. She especially liked giving individually selected gifts of books to young children of friends, neighbors, and relatives.  

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hancock, Michigan, and served on the board of the Portage Lake District Library for many years.

Beloved wife of Lloyd for 64 years and dear mother of James (Laura) of Sussex, WI and Dan (Rose) of Superior, WI, she was preceded in death by her parents and brother James Metzdorf.  She is also survived by two much loved nieces, Mandy Heldt-Donovan and Trina Falace.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock with Rev. Scott Lindenberg to officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home for an hour before services.

Memorials can be made to the Omega House Hospice, 2211 Maureen Lane,  Houghton, MI 49931.

To leave online condolences for her family, please go to www.oneilldennisfh.com.  The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 20, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home
214 Hancock Street
Hancock, MI 49930

Memorial Service
Wednesday
April 20, 2022

11:00 AM
O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home
214 Hancock Street
Hancock, MI 49930

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